In the run-up to the event the artist and his team went to great lengths to clarify all environmental and animal aspects. Protective measures against glare of any kind were taken and protective grilles were attached to the pumps even for the smallest fish. After numerous environmental requirements and discussions the campaign was thankfully approved.
Born in Hanover in 1978, Jan Kuck at first studied law, and continued with history and philosophy, in which he obtained a master’s degree.
Since 1999 Jan has been occupying himself intensively with a self-study in designing objects as well as the production of conceptual art.
He has been living and working in Berlin since 2004.
In his conceptual art he carves out the wit and tragedy of our society in a pointed manner. He therefore subdivided society into multiple fine categories to which he assigns all of his works individually.
His currently favoured materials are concrete and wood, as well as neon and glass. In contrast to conventional conceptual art he attaches great importance to the philosophical foundation of his work as well as their aesthetically immaculate design.
Jan conceptualised his first own gallery exhibition (PACKET-SOUP) in 2012, and displayed his work at SAVVY Contemporary Gallery Berlin attracting extensive media coverage. In October 2013 he presented his design - the T.TABLE - at JR Gallery Berlin to a selected audience and therefore received considerable national and international press attention.
Since June 2014 Jan Kuck has been represented by Bernheimer Contemporary. Since than he took part in over 50 exhibitions.
Among others: the charity auction for the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Arsenale Docks during the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, Highlights Kunstmesse München, Art Budapest, Ansbach Biennale, Genova Biennale, SOFA CHICAGO Art fair, Anna Laudel Contemporary Istanbul, State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg, Deutsches Museum Munich.
Currently he is preparing several national and international solo and group exhibitions.
„Kunst ist Philosophie, die durch mehrdimensionale Schönheit und scharfem Witz da ansetzt, wo Worte alleine nicht mehr ausreichen, um die wirklich grundlegenden, störenden und vor allem inspirierenden Fragen zu stellen.“
„Art is philosophy that sets in with multi-dimensional beauty and sharp wit, where words alone are no longer sufficient to ask the really basic, disturbing, and above all, inspirational questions.“
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & TALKS
2020 (18th February . 17th March) DESIGN! or NO SIGN?, Siegestor Munich, MCBW Munich2020 (5th March - 31th march) 14 Schaufenster der Kunst, der Sehnsucht und der Leidenschaft
„What are you burning for? What ist safety now?“ Kaufhaus Ludiwg Beck, Munich
2020 (7th March - 15th march) The Burning River, Isar Munich
2019 (November) – 2020 (March) Burn Baby Burn…The Power of Burning Thoughts
@ The Center for Advanced Studies – LMU Munich
2019 (October – December) Bernheimer Contemporary @ Ed.Meier München, Munich
2019 (November ) Art Düsseldorf Bernheimer Fine Art, Düsseldorf
2019 (10th November) TEDx Munich – BACK TO THE FUTURE
2019 (April) Jan Kuck TIME TO TALK NOW @ Kunsthalle München, Munich
2019 (January) BC-PopUp @ Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
2018 (October) VANITAS IS CONTEMPORARY, BC-PopUp @ Gallery Jordanow, Munich
2018 (September) POSITITIONS Art Fair, Stand Telefonseelsorge, Berlin
2018 (September) GOLD - Galerie Valentien, Stuttgart
2018 (30th September) Respect & Liberty – salon talk with Dr. J. R. Horta (Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
and Dr. K. B. Murr (director State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg)
2018 (September - October) MONUMENTA - Intelligence of Many, Leipzig
2018 (June) paper positions basel, Bernheimer Contemporary, Basel
2018 (April - June) WONDERLAND I & II at historischer Kornversuchsspeicher, Berlin
2018 (February - March) Temporary Art- and Culture Artlab at historischer Kornversuchsspeicher, Berlin
2018 (January - February) SEGRETE Tracce di Memoria - Artisti alleati in memoria della Shoah, Genova 2017 (November) “History is Now“ Jan Kuck solo show, Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul
2017 (October) Art Market Budapest - art fair, Budapest2017 (September) Material Boys & Girls -PART II - Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin2017 (September) Contemporary Istanbul intenatioal art fair, Istanbul2017 (September) Material Boys & Girls -PART I - Bernheimer Contemporary @ Pictet, Munich2017 (June - August) Light Rider - group exhibiton - Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin
2017 (July - August) Biennale “Le latitudini dell’arte” 3° ediz. Germania e Italia, Genova
2017 (April - May) Mixed Realities - group exhibiton - Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin
2017 (March) ARACHNE - Deutsches Museum, Munich
2017 (January - February) LET‘S PLAY ?!, Bernheimer Contemporary @ Galerie Kremers, Berlin
2017 (February) art KARLSRUHE intenational art fair, Bernheimer Contemporary, Karlsruhe
2016 (December - February 2017) WHEN DID WE STOP PLAYING, Bernheimer Contemporary
@ Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul
2016 (November - July 2017) ARACHNE - tim Museum, Augsburg
2016 (October) Art Market Budapest, ART FROM BERLIN - Landesverband Berliner Galerien
& Bernheimer Contemporary, Budapest
2016 (November) SOFA Art Fair, Berengo Studio, Chicago
2016 (September) Y - WHY I, group exhibiton - Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin
2016 (September) Y – WHY? I -group exhibition @ Secret Garden curated by Constanze Kleiner
& Isabel Bernheimer, Berlin
2016 (September) ART WEEK Berlin, different Locations, Berlin
2016 (September - October) WIDERKUNST, hosted by Holzmarkt Berlin, inspired by Viva con Agua,
presented by Millerntor Gallery, Berlin
2016 (August - September) Ansbach Contemporary- 1st Biennale for Contempoary Art
at the residential city Ansbach
2016 (July - September) PLASTIC Obsession - Umweltbundesamt, Dessau
2016 (July - August) ARACHNE - during la Biennale di Venezia - 15th Intl. Architecture Exhibition
@ Arsenale Docks, Venice
2016 (April - June) What would you die for? - Bernheimer Contemporary @ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin
2016 (February – April) Reflection . self-reflection - Bernheimer Contemporary @ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin
2015 (July – August) Who Cares? Social Responsibility in Contemporary Art - Bernheimer Contemporary
@ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin
2015 (December) Berlin and Munich in artistic dialogue - m+projekt Kunstraum, Munich
2015 (November – December) THE TASTE OF ADDICTION - Bernheimer Contemporary
@ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin
2015 (December) nice from far from nice – Pop-Up Restaurant with Bernheimer Contemporary
& Moritz von Hohenzollern, Munich
2015 (November) PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. - 13. BENEFIZAUKTION 2015, Munich
2015 (October) HIGHLIGHTS International Art Fair Munich - Gallery Bernheimer / Colnaghi, Munich/London
2014 (November) HIGHLIGHTS International Art Fair Munich - Gallery Bernheimer / Colnaghi, Munich/London
2014 (September) VANTIAS – Bernheimer Contemporary as guest at Bernheimer Fine Old Masters, Munich
2014 (May – August) The T.TABLE II – Q110 - Die Deutsche Bank der Zukunft, Berlin
2013 (October – November) The T.TABLE I – JRGallery, Berlin
2012 (May – June) PACKET-SOUP – SAVVY Contemporary Gallery, Berlin